THURSDAY, APRIL 11Rifle Story Time10:30 a.m. Thursdays • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-3471, www.gcpld.orgPreschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to attend for fun, friends, stories, and more.FRIDAY, APRIL 12Library ClosureFriday, April 12 • All Garfield County Branch Libraries • www.gcpld.org All six branches will be closed today for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more online at www.gcpld.org during the closure.Project Learn 5th Day Program8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays • Wamsley Elementary School, 225 E. 30th Ave., Rifle • $40 • www.rifleprojectlearn.com, registration forms at Rifle Dental Care, 1430 Railroad Ave. • (970) 319-9137Open to all K-5 students; weekly enrichment programs include music, brain games, mixed media art, outdoor activities, hands-on science, team building, language arts. Cats' Meow Concert7 p.m. Friday, April 12 • Clough Auditorium, CMC in Rifle, 3695 Airport Road • Suggested donations: $10 adults, $8 children under 12 and seniors • 625-2333The fourth annual Cats' Meow Concert, a talent review and benefit for the Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter. This year's theme, "April in Paris," will feature an international cast, veteran performers from Rifle's "Kitty Corps," the ArtlllumA Dancers and more. The audience is encouraged to come in costume, with prizes awarded for the best Parisian and best animal costumes. SATURDAY, APRIL 139 Health Fair7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 • Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle • Prices, screenings and pre-registration, go to grandriverhealth.org and click on the 9 Health Fair icon or 9healthfair.org.Low-cost blood tests and free screenings, including blood pressure, breast, skin, lung function and more. There will be a limited number of free mammograms and bone density scans available for women. Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests. Financial Peace University1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 • Rifle Library • 970-319-7057This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Spring Thrift Store Fashion Show & Auction6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13 • Rifle High School auditorium • free admission • 625-4496Come bid on the best of LIFT-UP's thrift store collection. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit LIFT-UP.SUNDAY, APRIL 14Church Services9 a.m. (early service, including junior church), 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 11 a.m. (late service, no children's service) Sundays • First Christian Church, 306 E. Third St., Rifle • 625-1419Pastor Dene Johnson. Call for other programs, meetings or information.Celebrate the Lord's Day10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sundays • Grand River Reformation Church, 101 W. Third St., Rifle • 948-4772 • grandriverurc.orgChildren's catechism class immediately following the morning service.All About Hankies2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 • Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. • Free, but donations appreciated • firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 618-4182Katie Dix will explain the history of and why hankies are valuable collectibles. Guests are invited to bring their favorite hankies and a special exhibit of handkerchiefs will be displayed. Refreshments will be provided. MONDAY, APRIL 15Go 2 Work Workshop9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus, 3695 Airport Road • Free • 384-8523Resume assistance, career exploration, skill assessment/enhancement, and interviewing skills assistance are available. Prepare for your CareerReady Colorado certificate. No preregistration required.Give Blood11 a.m. Monday, April 15 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org3 p.m. Monday, April 15 • Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgThe St. Mary's Bloodmobile will be at the libraries for a special blood drive. Call the library to reserve a time slot or just drop in.Ready to Read Story Time11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgInteractive story time with Miss Michelle.Literacy Outreach Conversation Circles in New Castle6 p.m. Mondays • New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main • Free • 945-5282New English-speaking residents are invited to practice their language skills.Teen Reads Book Club6 p.m. Monday, April 15 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.orgThe club is featuring Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak," about a teenager who speaks out about a horrible crime and stands up for the wrong that has been done, even when her friends abandon her. The club meets every third Monday of the month. Art After Hours6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 • Stone House Gallery, Bookcliffs Council on Arts & Humanities, 1100 E. 16th St. (16th Street & Birch Avenue), Rifle • (970) 379-3842Let your creative side shine. All materials provided.TUESDAY, APRIL 16Email for Beginners9 a.m. Tuesdays in April • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgGmail is the email provider taught in this program. Call to reserve your seat.Literacy Outreach Conversation CircleVarious times every Tuesday • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle • Free • 945-5282 for info and timesA great way for adult English learners to practice their speaking skills in a safe environment. Speakers of other languages also welcome. Only English will be spoken. Ladies Who Do Lunch BunchNoon Tuesday, April 16 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.orgJoin us to discuss "The Art of Fielding," by Chad Harbach. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch.LIFT-UP Extended Table Soup Kitchen5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays • Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church in the Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth St. (one block east of Railroad Avenue, corner of Fourth and East Streets.) • Free • 625-4496, email@example.comMeals are prepared and served by volunteer groups. Advocate Safe House Project Support Group6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 • Confidential location in Rifle • Free • 945-2632 A confidential support group for women in current or past abusive relationships. Child care provided. Call for location and more information.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17Silt Story Time10 a.m. Wednesdays • Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave. • Free • 876-5500, www.gcpld.orgEnjoy story time for kids and their accompanying adults every Wednesday.Preventing Senior Scams11:30 Wednesday, April 17 • Colorado State Veterans Home, 851 E. Fifth St., Rifle • Free • RSVP to Angeline, 665-1059 This is the second in a continuing community education series. Light lunch provided. Crohn's & Colitis Program5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 • Grand River Hospital, Colorado River Room, Rifle • Free • 1-866-768-2232 or (970) 216-5058An educational program about Crohn's and colitis and find out about the annual Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk.Celebrate Recovery6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 • Fellowship of the Rockies Annex, 1430 E. Railroad Ave., Rifle • 625-2511Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.Rifle City Council7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 • Rifle City Hall, 201 Railroad Ave. • 665-6405, www.rifleco.orgCity Council meets tonight. Go online for an agenda.